Who is Iowa’s No. 1 recruiting target; why Kelton Copeland relies on truth in recruiting
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Iowa recruiting overview
HawkeyeNation.com’s Rob Howe puts together his Iowa recruiting big board, where he ranks and compiles the biggest, and most important, names the Hawkeyes are after in 2019. Who is the No. 1 Iowa football recruit for 2019? The wide receiver manning the No. 1 slot shouldn’t be too hard to guess.
A much needed dose of the truth
What happens when wide receivers coach Kelton Copeland runs into a Florida prospect unfamiliar with the Hawkeyes? He channels Ben Franklin. Copeland believes honestly is the best policy and starts explaining why Iowa isn’t for everyone. Here is a look at how Copeland sells Iowa to recruits down South.
Defensive back Dallas Craddieth signed with Iowa in December. His younger brother, tight end Darius Watson, is drawing interest from the Hawkeyes. Land of 10 introduces you to the brothers, who may reunite at Iowa.
Listening to the answers
USA Today’s Justin Melo met with former Iowa running back Akrum Wadley to discuss what the draft process is like. Wadley also explains why center James Daniels is the one teammate he wants to take with him from college to the pros — though he rattles off a few other must-have names, as well.
Don’t forget their name
Every year overlooked NFL draft prospects make an impact as a pro. Two former Iowa players could fall into that category this year. Land of 10 explains why linebacker Ben Niemann and offensive tackle Boone Myers are likely to exceed pro expectations.
The need for speed
Iowa football coaches are seeing a quicker team this spring. Rivals.com’s Tom Kakert explains why that is important in this piece.
Mark your calendars
The Iowa men’s basketball 2018-19 nonconference schedule is almost complete. Land of 10 breaks down the Hawkeyes’ opponents for November and December.
From hero to rival
Wisconsin hired former Iowa wrestler Matt McDonough as an assistant wrestling coach. Iowa fans will now go from cheering from McDonough, who wrestled in the black and gold from 2009-13, to booing his Badgers. The Des Moines Register’s Cody Goodwin caught up with McDonough to discuss his new job.
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